Top Gifts for Girls

This morning, I shared all the details of H’s 7th birthday party. She chose a My Little Pony theme and she had a blast at her sleepover. I got a lot of questions as the party neared about what kinds of things she likes and what would make good gifts. I know I often struggle with the same questions so I thought I would share with you all what are considered the top gifts for girls in our household. {This post may contain affiliate links}

Great gift ideas for young girls around age 7.

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Stenciled Tea Towels {Guest Post}

There are few projects on my list that I been there forever. For some reason, they just never make it to the “to do” stage. Meredith tackles on of them by sharing all the details of how to make stenciled tea towels.


Hello, lovely readers! My name is Meredith, and I am thrilled to be visiting you today from unOriginal Mom.  Just Us Four is one of the first blogs I stumbled upon as a brand new blogger and I have been following Shannah ever since!


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11 Practically Free Father’s Day Gift Ideas

The end of May is in sight which means it is time to start thinking about Father’s Day and ways to make it special for the dads in our life.  I have two kids and they are always so excited to celebrate their dad.  Of course, he deserves it.  With kids though, I always try to find something that doesn’t cost a lot of money so they can feel like they really contributed to the gift.  These 11 practically free Father’s Day gift ideas are perfect to get your kids involved as adorable gifts for their dad.  Or, if you are on a major budget, you could easily use them for your dad too!

11 Almost Free Father's Day Gift Ideas #fathersday

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A Glimpse: Mother’s Day

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cardstore.

Mother’s Day is just over a week away.  Every time Mathlete and I start to discuss plans for Mother’s Day, I am reminded of six years ago when I first became a mom.  Talk about a complete shock?!  Being a mom is crazy hard but also super rewarding.  Growing up, I didn’t always have the greatest relationship with my mom because well…I’m female and was probably a super emotional brat back then. Thankfully, as I grew up, I really started to recognize how awesome my mom is and how hard she worked to make my life as amazing as she possibly could.  I definitely credit her with so much of who I am today {well, all the good parts…she totally could have spared a little patience and passed it along though because I definitely lack that}. 

I mean, don’t you wish you had these two for parents?!  They take funny selfies in fast food restaurants. 

funny mom picture

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Handmade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is fast approaching which means, if you are like me, you may be panicking just a little about what to give your mom.  Sure, I could just buy my mom her favorite things: coke and twizzlers, but I think something with a little more thought behind it might be better.  Looking for inspiration, I searched and found these handmade Mother’s Day gift ideas that helped me choose something and might help you too!

Mothers Day Gift Collage

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Ten Favorite Kitchen Tools

Obviously, with all the recipes I share here, I spend a decent amount of time in the kitchen.  In fact, it is one of my favorite places to be because I love cooking so much.  I often get asked my recommendation for different types of kitchen tools by friends so I figured I would share my top ten favorite kitchen tools in case you were wondering the same thing from time to time!

10 Favorite Kitchen Tools #kitchentools #cooking #giftideas

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Five Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

Valentine’s is coming up so quickly {remember how fast Christmas came?!} and so it is time to start thinking about gift ideas.  I’ve been thinking of a few things I would like and decided to five Valentine’s Day gifts for her that are sure to be hit.
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Valentine’s Day Button Art

Yesteday I shared my Valentine’s Day burlap pennant banner and I was all boo hoo in that post about how long it took to put together because I kept running out of the right sized buttons.  Perhaps you were wondering why I was running out of buttons?  Or perhaps I am the only one that thinks like that ;)  Well, I had made some Valentine’s Day button art as a quick project earlier and that was where all the right sized buttons went! Valentines Day Art with label_wm [Read more...]

Guest Blogger: Salted Caramel Sauce

Hi everyone!  I’m Jennifer and I blog at House of Frolic and Mirth.  My husband came up with the title based on the antics of our two adorable yet lively daughters.  I mostly write about delicious food, traveling across the country, and everyday fun.  I’d love for you to join me on Facebook and Pinterest so I can get to know you, and vice versa.  Be prepared, you’re about to read something delicious……..

Move over hot fudge, there’s a new kid in town.  Salted caramel has become extremely popular over the last few years, and this recipe is one you’ll want to make and share.  It’s extremely easy but does take patience.  The results are incredible–sweet, creamy, and the perfect amount of salt combine to make one fantastic caramel sauce!

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Gift Giving – Thinking Outside of Box Store

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We all have them…special people in our lives who are nearly impossible to shop for.  The father who buys himself everything…the grandmother who already has everything…the wonderful au pair who you know will eventually have to get anything you give back to their home country and is limited on suitcase space.   You can probably guess that last one is me!  Maya has been with us since July and she is beyond wonderful.  Seriously, I could go on and on.  As I was searching for gift ideas for her, I knew that what I chose needed to be special like her but also on the smaller side to make it easy to get back to Germany when the time came.
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